Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Collapse How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

by Jared M. Diamond

  • ISBN: 9780670033379
  • ISBN10: 0670033375

Collapse How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

by Jared M. Diamond

  • List Price: $29.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 12/29/2004
  • ISBN: 9780670033379
  • ISBN10: 0670033375
used Add to Cart $1.00
You save: 97%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $18.59
You save: 38%
Marketplace Item
Description: "I've set myself the modest task of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history, on all the continents, for the last 13,000 years. Why did history take such different evolutionary courses for peoples of different continents? This problem has fascinated me for a long time, but it's now ripe for a new synthesis because of recent advances in many fields seemingly remote from history, including molecular biology, plant and animal genetics and biogeography, archaeology, and linguistics." -Jared Diamond Who has looked on the ancient Maya or classical Mediterranean cities and not wondered why they were abandoned? Or whether they hold a message for us? In this fascinating book, Jared Diamond seeks to understand the fates of past societies that collapsed for ecological reasons, combining the most important policy debate of our generation with the romance and mystery of lost worlds. Citizens of first world societies look around and tend not to see signs of imminent ecological collapse: the supermarkets are full of food; water gushes from our faucets; we live amidst trees and green grass. Actually, though, many past civilizations--with far smaller populations and less potent destructive technologies than those of today--have inadvertently committed ecological suicide: the Polynesian societies on Easter Island and other Pacific islands or the Anasazi civiliation, for example. Ecocide asks why some societies make disastrous decisions, and how can we in the modern world learn better problem solving? Ecocide is an ecological history of human societies that considers why societies in some regions have been more vulnerable than those in other regions, and also compares the trajectories of pastcivilizations with likely trajectories of our own. Why did Greenland fail where Iceland succeeded? What links Rwanda and Australia? What can contemporary Montana learn from the ancient Mayans and modern Chinese?
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: secondsale
Location: Montgomery, IL Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Price:
$1.00
Comments:
Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.62
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: roundaboutbooks
Location: Greenfield, MA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be
[...]
Price:
$1.86
Comments:
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be
[...]
Seller: Goodwill of Greater Washington
Location: Forestville, MD
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Spine shows minor damage/creasing. This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Price:
$2.22
Comments:
Spine shows minor damage/creasing. This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Seller: GoodDealsOnUsedBooks
Location: Montgomery, IL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
0670033375 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Price:
$2.22
Comments:
0670033375 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Seller: Coas Books, Inc.
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Used book is in good condition. May contain inscription. Customer service is our first priority! Providing readers with excellent books and service since 1983.
Price:
$2.22
Comments:
Used book is in good condition. May contain inscription. Customer service is our first priority! Providing readers with excellent books and service since 1983.
Seller: BookHolders
Location: College Park, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ]
Price:
$2.25
Comments:
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ]
Seller: More Than Words
Location: Waltham, MA
Condition: Good
A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price!
[...]
Price:
$2.25
Comments:
A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price!
[...]
Seller: Once Upon A Time Books
Location: Tontitown, AR
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with
[...]
Price:
$2.25
Comments:
We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with
[...]
Seller: New England Booksellers
Location: Greenfield, MA
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
0670033375 Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text.
[...]
Price:
$3.06
Comments:
0670033375 Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text.
[...]
Seller: Goodwill of the Olympics
Location: TACOMA, WA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
A used book in good condition. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact.
Price:
$3.10
Comments:
A used book in good condition. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact.
Seller: Goodwill of the Olympics
Location: TACOMA, WA
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
They may be stickers or sticker residue on the cover. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact.
Price:
$3.10
Comments:
They may be stickers or sticker residue on the cover. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact.
Seller: Friends of the Phoenix Library
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
Price:
$3.20
Comments:
100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
Seller: Better World Books West
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Like New
Ships from Reno, NV. Book in almost Brand New condition. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Book in almost Brand New condition. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Seller: Better World Books West
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Very Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Seller: Big River Books
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Cover and/or pages are damaged.
Price:
$3.37
Comments:
Cover and/or pages are damaged.
Seller: Opalick
Location: evans, GA
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence! Comes with our 100% money back guarantee! ! Tracking
[...]
Price:
$3.46
Comments:
Buy with confidence! Comes with our 100% money back guarantee! ! Tracking
[...]
Seller: Hawking Books
Location: Corona, CA
Condition: Acceptable
0670033375 Missing dust jacket. Meets the acceptable condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller-Buy with confidence!
Price:
$3.47
Comments:
0670033375 Missing dust jacket. Meets the acceptable condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller-Buy with confidence!
Seller: Blindpigbooks
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Condition: Good
0670033375 Slight wear. Has dust jacket.
Price:
$4.33
Comments:
0670033375 Slight wear. Has dust jacket.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: borgasorus
Location: Wright City, MO Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
FAST SHIPPING!! No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Heavy
[...]
Price:
$5.99
Comments:
FAST SHIPPING!! No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Heavy
[...]
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good condition. Acceptable dust jacket. Slightly dampstained.
Price:
$6.49
Comments:
Good condition. Acceptable dust jacket. Slightly dampstained.
Seller: lexingtonbooks
Location: Idaho Falls, ID Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Contents are tight and clean
Price:
$7.50
Comments:
Contents are tight and clean
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$8.46
Comments:
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: sequiturbooks
Location: Boonsboro, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Hardcover and dust jacket. Minimal wear/tear to jacket. Good binding and
[...]
Price:
$9.50
Comments:
Hardcover and dust jacket. Minimal wear/tear to jacket. Good binding and
[...]
Seller: sequiturbooks
Location: Boonsboro, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Like New
Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.
Price:
$11.00
Comments:
Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.a
Price:
$12.05
Comments:
Used-Acceptable: A readable copy. Full of highlighting, marking and writing, Access codes and supplements are not included.a
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Price:
$12.23
Comments:
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
Seller: readmybooks
Location: Artesia, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Price:
$12.70
Comments:
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
Seller: BookReadingInc
Location: Cerritos, CA Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included. a
Price:
$12.83
Comments:
Used -Good : Contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining throughout the book, Access codes and supplements are not included. a
Seller: stockandtrade
Location: Portland, OR Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
An nice hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked
[...]
Price:
$14.00
Comments:
An nice hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked
[...]
Seller: kellydch
Location: Kennebunkport, ME Ask seller a question
Condition: Like New
Stated First edition, first printing, full number line starting with '1'.
[...]
Price:
$17.99
Comments:
Stated First edition, first printing, full number line starting with '1'.
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$18.59
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: sequiturbooks
Location: Boonsboro, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Like New
Signed by author on front flyleaf. Later printing. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
Price:
$20.00
Comments:
Signed by author on front flyleaf. Later printing. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
Seller: FastBooks100
Location: Franklin, TN Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Price:
$20.95
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).